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The Power of Graphic Novels

By: Sara JohnsonPosted 10/11/19
The Power of Graphic Novels

Do you want to help unlock the magic of reading? There are MANY students who think reading is boring, or aren’t willing to invest in reading because they haven’t found the right book to ignite that spark of joy in them. Graphic novels have the potential to engage struggling and reluctant readers.

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Wordless Books and Your Primary Classroom—A Perfect Match

Wordless books can be enjoyed by all levels of emergent readers. They encourage children to apply critical visual literacy skills, which are important for today’s focus on visual images. Wordless books provide scaffolds for storytelling, vocabulary use and fluency, and language learning. Opportunities for creative dialogue and characterization abound when children “read” these stories.

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5 Great End-of-Year Activities!

By: Jodene Smith, M.A.Posted 05/16/19
5 Great End-of-Year Activities!

The summer countdown is on, but the school year is not over yet! So, why not end the year with some great activities to get through those last few days of school? Great end-of-year activities should spice up the schedule, wrap things up, and yet squeeze in a few last moments of student learning and practice before you send students on their ways to summer and the next grade.

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Igniting a Spark to a Love of Reading

By: Dona Herweck RicePosted 03/08/19
Igniting a Spark to a Love of Reading

There’s a book, isn’t there, that you loved as a child? Just thinking about it brings back a flood of memories. Either the story itself delighted you, or the memory of reading it with someone you love sealed that book in your heart forever. Either way, the book sparked something in you‚ and the fire that was lit is a love of reading that you carry with you to this day. Every child deserves that spark, don’t they? The great news is that there is a book like that for every reader. One that will st

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Why Reading Is Quite Possibly the Greatest Thing Ever

By: Dona Herweck RicePosted 03/01/19
Why Reading Is Quite Possibly the Greatest Thing Ever

There are literally millions of texts that are there for the reading, right at your fingertips. Not so with all other forms of art! To see the Mona Lisa, you must travel to Paris and pay the entry fee into the Louvre. To see the Taj Mahal, you must make your way to India, pay your entrance, and step only where allowed to tread. And whether Taylor Swift, Beyoncé, or The Wiggles, that concert is going to cost you. But to read the works of the masters through time and the present day? Nothing.

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For the Love of Reading

By: Sara JohnsonPosted 02/22/19
For the Love of Reading

Have you ever wondered why some kids become voracious readers and others avoid reading like it’s a laundry basket full of stinky socks? We asked top literacy experts around the country what they feel is the key to building a love of reading in students. Here is what they had to say.

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